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Leading Global Consumer Goods Company to Share Collaborative Work Management Expertise at Premier Gathering of Program and Portfolio Management Executives

San Mateo, Calif. – June 1, 2016Clarizen, a global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced that customer Newell Brands will speak at the upcoming Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit, June 6th at Florida’s Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The global maker of consumer and commercial products, will demonstrate how Clarizen helped modernize its IT project portfolio management (PPM) processes, by automating workflows and improving project visibility, to bring new levels of business value to the organization.

Tom Leonard, director of field and application services, in the North America region at Newell Brands is responsible for business engagement and collaboration, enabling its IT and business functions toTom Leonard Newell Brands succeed together. He is a results-oriented leader with more than 30 years of experience in the technology field and is laser-focused on successful deliberate planning, sound processes and sustainable solutions.

Clarizen will also present its award-winning solution as a Platinum sponsor in the event’s Solution Showcase. The company’s collaborative work management software helps global teams simplify work, reduce communication overload, and provides extensive visibility at any level of the enterprise, meeting the needs of the real-time modern workplace. Most recently, Clarizen has been named a leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services.

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    • : Newell Rubbermaid’s Journey to Modern IT PPM


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    • : Tom Leonard, director of field and application services and Adam Washington, IT manager


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    • : Monday, June 6th 2016, 3:15pm – 4:00pm ET


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    • : Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Osceola C


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Session Details

    : As a $6 billion company, operating in over 100 countries, Newell Brands, the global maker of consumer and   commercial products, is rather complex. But how does a global organization tame IT complexity? See how a collaborative work management strategy using Clarizen helped them overcome the challenges of managing non-professional project managers and modernize its IT PPM processes, automating workflows and improving project visibility, to bring new levels of business value to the organization.

About the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2016
Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2016 is a must attend for program and project management professionals. You’ll learn the best techniques for enabling rapid, agile PPM to deliver results that drive business transformation. Understand how the intense new focus on business value is influencing portfolio management and project scope. Learn how to be an agent of change and a trusted partner in business transformation. The summit covers essentials such as governance ecosystems, demand and resource management, benefits realization and useful key performance indicators and metrics — the tools you need to lead innovation and influence decision making. Additional information is available at //

About Newell Brands
Newell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. Driven by a sharp focus on the consumer, leading investment in innovation and brands, and a performance-driven culture, Newell Brands helps consumers achieve more where they live, learn, work and play.

About Clarizen
Clarizen is a collaborative work management solution designed for people who value their time, and for organizations that value cross-company engagement. Built on a secure, scalable platform, Clarizen brings together project management, configurable workflow automation and in-context collaboration to create a meaningful engagement experience that allows everyone to work the way they work best. Everyone involved can track projects, communicate effortlessly and participate on their terms. When employees can connect to a larger and more meaningful purpose, progress is not only clear, it’s accelerated. Organizations of all sizes, across 79 countries already rely on Clarizen to help engage their people and move their business forward. The company is privately held with office locations including San Mateo (California), Tel Aviv and London.

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